I really thought all would go smoothly for this chemo, but since this is my place to tell this journey, here we go again.
I went to have my pre-chemo labs done at the SAME place I have gone for 3 years. I write and tell them I have 2 standing orders. OK
I get called into the room and the girl pulls out the tubes. I said, only 4 tubes...there should be 2 orders (AGAIN). "Yes, there is 2 orders...4 tubes." OK
I go home. Chemo is tomorrow afternoon. Life is good. I will only have a poke to the port and one to my sad vein in the arm. I can do this.
Phone rings. The lab. "Uh, there has been a mistake. We did have 2 orders but 1 for this doctor and 1 for this one, (who I am not going to right now)". Seriously. I tell them, " Well, this is a problem. I need those tests before I can have chemo, and I am on a clinical trial and you can't miss a day". "Well come back tomorrow morning (no problem, surely I had NO OTHER PLANS) and we will stat the order". OKKKKKKKKKKKKK
I call my doctor. They check the computer. Yep, wrong order. Go first thing....but here is the crack up I think. They want to know who is going to pay for this. What? what about my arm? That is the issue....I am the one getting poked AGAIN.
Oh, unbelievable. Lord, keep me gracious. Cuz, this vein thing and the mistakes....it's getting old!